I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. If you would like to hear a first-hand account from what it is like to be a Christian missionary to a jungle people who may kill you, this is it.
At times it tells the story from the viewpoint of the Sawi people, how they interpreted the world around them, and what the arrival of the missionaries meant to them. It is told in a way in which you can understand their amazement. At other times the missionaries relate their thoughts about their experiences -- their understanding of God's calling for them to preach the Gospel to these people, their love of the Sawi people, the challenges of communication, the personal danger to their family, and the wonderment of how God would eventually work out His purpose through an amazing turn of events.
I was especially amazed at the redemptive analogies the missionaries discovered in the Sawi culture that turned out to be the key to their acceptance of the Gospel message. How do you witness to a people who hold up treachery as an ideal, who "fatten friends for slaughter", and consider Judas to be a hero? Read it and find out.
I thought the narrator did an excellent job. His voice is clear and authoritative, and he didn't stumble on any of the difficult Sawi language terms that were included in the book. At least, not that I could tell!
I highly recommend this book. It will be one that I will listen again.
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